Does the P67X-UD3-B3 have graphics out?

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I've been thinking of getting myself a new motherboard. Right now I still have an old AMD dual-core on a micro-ATX board. I took it out of a pre-build and found that a LOT of the headers were unmarked. I managed to find which plugs were for the power-switch, but a lot of things about it are still a little off. The audio doesn't work out of the back for some reason (though it works via the front audio ports). And the power LED and hard drive activity light also don't work. Also I did a terrible job with the cable management. The tiny board means all the power cables were just too short to reach all the way from the bottom-mounted PSU, so I couldn't pass them behind the motherboard.

Anyway... I thought I could make this board last, but I figure it's high time I upgrade to a nice full ATX. I thought all the new boards would have to be over 200$, but I recently came across this little thing. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128488 It looks nice, has USB 3.0 capability, multiple SATA slots, and an LGA1155 slot/socket deely. I'm not entirely sure what that means, but I think it uses the 2nd generation i-series CPUs. I doubt I'll go all out with i7 though. I like to game but I don't plan on overclocking or doing SLI/Crossfire or any of that "Enthusiast" crap. I figure a simple i3 will do me well enough.

The thing is though... I can't seem to locate any graphics port anywhere on the board. I was hoping to buy the board, use it as is for a few months, then buying a nice graphics card when I got more money. I mean, from what I understand about computers I thought mobos always come with some graphics capabilities. But how does one plug the monitor into this mobo if there are no ports? Does this one inherently need a graphics card right from the get go to work?

Or did they invent USB 3.0 compatible monitors while I wasn't looking?
 

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Until I get a graphics card, right?

So if I buy this I would have to purchase the mobo itself, the CPU, the operating system (never did learn how to work Linux), AND a graphics card... all at once. Yeah, that's bound to be a little steep for me. Can anyone else suggest respectable USB 3.0 motherboards that won't push to high over 120 - 150 $?

And in case you're wondering, I'm confident I can recycle/cannibalize my Hard Drive, RAM and Optical Drive out of the old one. And the case/PSU of course. They're all fairly new, it's really the mobo/CPU that I've been dragging on.

 

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Well... actually yes that one does look good, but it's a micro. I'd really rather have a full sized ATX because from what I can tell... my PSU's cables are designed for mobos with the power slots just a little lower...

I knew I should have gone with full modular... But whatever, it was full modular Bronze or semi-modular Gold.

This one here doesn't have as many rear-USB 2.0 slots, but it has a couple USB 3 and a real HDMI out. http://www.newegg.ca/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131773 It doesn't seem to be a "Pro" board though, whatever that means.


Also, what exactly is the difference between a "P67" and "Z68"?
 

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I am talking about this one: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/Intel_Socket_1155/P8Z68M_PRO/

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But... that is a micro, is it not?

I don't mean to be biased against micros, and upon closer review I see that it's power slot is indeed lower than on my current one (which should solve that problem) but... I dunno. Am I losing anything (bang for your buck wise) in getting a micro instead of a full ATX?
 

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You will need to replace the back panel with the one that comes with the Mobo.
 

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Which back pannel?

I don't have one right now, the pre-built I took the mobo from didn't have one. The case was perfectly formed to the mobo, so when I took it out it was bare. lol